Groton, CT has forty-five administrative assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boston College, the highest ranked school in this group with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 15,036. It is the 29th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Administrative Assistant students from Groton schools who go on to become administrative assistants, dental assistants, medical secretaries, medical office assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 22,336,450 people working as office and administrative support employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $32,990. Also, Switchboard operators, including answering service make on average $26,000 per year and there are about 146,980 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Norwich-New London-RI area alone, there are 330 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $24,930. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $34,550/yr and there are 18,800 employed.
Groton lies in New London county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Norwich-New London-RI area has 134,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 140 out of every 1000 jobs in Groton are held by office and administrative support employees, and 2/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 45 administrative assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Groton, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stone Academy comes out as the most expensive ($28,691/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Roxbury Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,654/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Groton|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||13.3 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||39.9 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||40.6 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||43.8 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||46.4 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||48.5 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||56.0 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||57.7 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||60.8 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||62.7 miles|